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William Hesmonhalgh Blenkhorn

In memory of:

Private William Hesmonhalgh Blenkhorn

June 12, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

412911

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Nova Scotia Regiment)

Division:

25th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

March 14, 1897

Son of Matthias and Louisa Blenkhorn, of 88, Somerset Avenue, Toronto.

Digitized service file.

Commemorated on Page 370 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BAC-DU-SUD BRITISH CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

II. E. 6.

Location:

Bailleulval is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais about 13 kilometres south-west of Arras, and the BAC-DU-SUD BRITISH CEMETERY is one kilometre west of the village on the north side of the main road from Arras to Doullens (N25)

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram March 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram August 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Death Registry– Source:  Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames: Blampie to Booth; Mircoform Sequence 11; Volume Number 131829_B016720; Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 155 Page 135 of 762.
  • Plaque– This plaque is posted in my mother's church.
  • Sons of England War Memorial– Designed by Charles Adamson in bronze and granite, the Sons of England war memorial is located on University Avenue at Elm Street in Toronto.  The inscription on this 1923 Memorial reads:   ¿ERECTED BY MEMBERS OF TORONTO DISTRICTS SONS OF ENGLAND BENEFIT SOCIETY IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR¿.
  • Close up of Sons of England War Memorial– William Hesmonhalgh Blenkhorn's name is included on the SOE War Memorial.

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